Re: Dell Power Edge Raid Controler Support

Tony Gale (
Wed, 02 Dec 1998 10:34:14 -0000 (GMT)

On 25-Nov-98 Aaron T Porter wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Nov 1998, jerome doucerain wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am looking for a kernel supporting DELL POWER EDGE 6100 computer
>> with
>> PERC (Power Edge Raid Controler)
>> I have tried all kernels delivered with Slackware 3.5 (LINUX 2034)
>> and none
>> of them recognized neither drives managed by the PERC nor the PERC
>> itself.
>> Thanks a lot for advices
> =4
> Dell says this URL should let you grab a RedHat 5.0 or 5.1
> disk with support for the PERC. I have not tested this. YMMV

The PERC is actually an AMI MegaRAID:

The Perc/Perc2 (2 channel) is the MegaRAID Series 428 or 434 card, the
Perc2/SC (single channel) is the MegaRAID Series 466.

Kernel 2.0.36 comes with the MegaRAID driver.
(As does RH 5.2 I believe)

A driver for 2.1 (and 2.0) kernels can be found at

I haven't got around to trying this RAID controller yet, but will be
doing so in the next month or so.


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